"Griffin has an impressive collection of positive testimonials from Irish businesses (bars/restaurants/clothing and jewellery shops) and individuals who have used her services. She cautions that people interested in hiring a feng shui consultant should determine what style feng shui they use (western or eastern), what qualifications they have, how long they have been in business for.”
Irish Times - 4th Feb 2017 Although I live in Ireland, moved here from Perth, WA in January 2013 with my Irish husband, all my clients are still in Western Australia because that's where I'm from.
What do you do when one of your Aussie clients discovers the natural beauty of rammed earth after they decided to start building a kit home, and they ask you for a custom rammed earth home design with all the solar passive goodies? Well it sounds like a fun project! But what do you when you meet them on a lovely July day at their lovely 5 acres of bush in the Perth hills, to find out they've already laid the sand pad for the kit home so you must keep within the boundaries and orientation of the existing 26m x 11m sand pad?
1. Make sure the finished design isn't a plain rectangle, of course! (So it doesn't look like the kit home that was nearly built instead)
2. And make sure the roofline is interesting ... a few finishing touches being made ... the design concept is nearly ready!
3. Use the rammed earth to best advantage for the climate eg. thermal mass, etc. etc.
Oh and of course employ one of the very best feng shui consultants to assess the location energies of the building area and prepare a pre-design report, to recommend which angle of the house and which bed locations and directions best suit the energies of the occupants ... something I believe a necessity when designing any new home!
For anyone considering building a new home, or purchase an existing home, I can't say enough how important it is that you have your bulding site or home assessed by a skilled Feng Shui master. Whoever you choose as your Feng Shui master, be sure that they are not only skilled in the theory, but that they are also highly intuitive. There is a big difference between a trained Feng Shui master, and a skilled and intuitive Feng Shui master.
I am honoured to now be collaborating with someone who I believe to be one of the most skilled and intuitive Feng Shui consultants in the world, Dervilla Griffin, who has trained both in China and Australia. Living in Cork, Ireland but able to complete Feng Shui reports for properties and buildings anywhere in the world! (which she has, and does!)
Dervilla worked with me recently on this particular rammed earth project for a client in Western Australia, and Dervilla was very easily able to complete the assessment for me while I was in Perth recently. Now I'm back in my new hometown in Cork, Ireland, I am working full steam ahead on the concept design knowing exactly what location energies work best for the occupants and where to place the rooms to take best advantage of that, while at the same time fulfilling all of my client's requirements. It's just like a big jigsaw puzzle, really! (I always loved doing puzzles)
There is a lot more to feng shui than just having the doors and windows in the right place. Did you know that location energies vary greatly for each building site and change from year to year, and some building sites may not even be suitable for certain people? Putting the correct remedies in place, which could even include a water feature, or painting the walls with a certain color, will change the energy in a room and can greatly improve your health and well-being, improve your finances, your business and employment, and can even stop arguments!
Many people's lives have been changed for the better by this wonderful science. There is a lot more to it than what you might realize!
-----This lovely recommendation was posted on Facebook by Sharon Ponsford (Quigley) from Studio West Design, on the 16th September 2014 https://www.facebook.com/groups/naturalbuildingireland.
Xixi Yang, acupuncturist in Ashdale acupuncture clinics - January 2014
My Blog for November is based on an amazing person - Dervilla Griffin - who puts a particular topic that I thought I knew something about, on to a whole new level!
I was contacted about geopathic stress by Dervilla Griffin one of the world’s leading authorities on Feng Shui. We were soon sharing our knowledge, experiences and beliefs which gave me a new insight into this topic I thought I knew something about – I was to learn that, in fact, I knew very, very little!
Dervilla gave separate remote Feng Shui readings both for my wife, Brenda, and for me – I had no idea that such a thing was possible and was intrigued to find out more about it through direct experience. We gave Dervilla no information other than our birthdates but she came back with completely accurate readings for both of us including the balance of our relationship with each other…..for more information please see the link below
- See more at: http://www.intelligentenergies.com/blog/feng-shui-does-matter.html#sthash.YlpSPL6w.9PNOkSDN.dpuf
Jeff Jeffries, Intelligent Energies - Dated November 2013 I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did Feng Shui'ing my house. Now I understand more how to make the most out of my living space and some of the changes you made have really improved not just the energy in the house but have even improved my relationships with my family members. I'm even sleeping better!! Everyone needs an expert like you to help them understand and work with the energy in their home. Keep up the good work and thank you!
Louise George, Yoga Instructor, Cork - Dated September 2013 (as published on Facebook)
After my daughter was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer, I was told by my cousin to contact Dervilla, an expert in the field of Feng Shui. While I was not familiar with Feng Shui, Dervilla’s knowledge of energy both intuitively and scientifically was clearly apparent. She worked with our home and with our daughter’s specific energy in an effort to bring about balance. One can appreciate the difficult time this was for our family, especially my daughter, but with Dervilla's kind and gentle direction we were soon on the road to recovery. I put in all the remedies Dervilla suggested, and I can honestly say improvement in my child’s condition was duly noted even after 48hours. My daughter is now well on the road to optimal health, and I cannot help but owe much of this to Dervillla’s work.
Thersa Byrne, West Cork - Dated 2010 Dervilla came into my life as I was going through major changes and healing in my life. She helped me realise the importance of the energies in my home and the effect they were having on me. I have worked with her and my home for the past 3 years.
The results manifested. I have embarked on projects that I never thought I would be capable of. But most important I have found a peace and joy that I never experienced in my life before.
Before I met Dervilla I never felt my home to be important to my wellbeing but now I know it is and I thank her for helping me on my journey.
Cora, Dated - 2011
Dervilla’s consultation brought my work back on track and most importantly my life. Over the past year or so I have been finding it difficult to focus on work related issues. I seemly lacked the get up and go attitude needed for the business world.
After implementing a few of Dervilla’s Feng Shui remedies my life and work have taken a dramatic change for the better. Within a month or so my interactions with fellow workers have been favourably altered. Now I am better able to manage myself in very subtle, yet powerful ways.
I feel as if I have a new lease on life, one that has given me more direction and focus with my work. Also, Dervilla’s consultation has opened up a multitude of potential work for me in areas least expected. I like the fact that Dervilla really cares about her clients and is always there for you with a host of tips and advice. Thanks Dervilla.
Andrew Law, Wexford, Dated 2009 Dervilla and her husband called out on a Tuesday evening, and we had a chat about the house etc. One of the first things she said to me was clear the hallway of clutter. Think of it like the arteries of your heart (but in this case the house) if they are blocked, how can anything flow properly ?? So that night after they had left, I emptied the hallway, and IMMEDIATELY felt better. Wednesday morning they came back and took the photos required, as it was too dark the night before. The following week Dervilla came back to the house with a full and very detailed report. I set to work putting what she had in her report into action. The next morning, I did one or two more tiny bits Dervilla had suggested, and headed off to work as a travelling salesman. I opened two new accounts, one of which bought 150% of what I had sold the entire previous week, and then bought another load of stock I thought I would never sell (at the right price) which in itself was as good as a reasonable weeks sales. So I can honestly say, she has paid for herself. And it has only been getting better and better. So Dervilla, thanks again.........
Jonathon Gordon, Blessington, Co. Wicklow - Dated 2009
Dervilla, we are so grateful to you for Feng Shui-ing our home and for teaching me so much about energy. You are a gem, and you went way beyond the call of duty with your kindness, your thoroughness, your patience and your professionalism. It was a joy and a privilege to have you working on our house with amazing results, such as flowing creativity for this book and allowing all the bands I wanted to play with to enter my life.
” Always there for you” by Pascale Lutz (Book published in 2011) Dervilla, thanks for the inspiration to change and grow. Your consultation has instilled in my life and in my home such vibrant energy that I am forever beholden to you.
Previously, the energy in my home felt stagnant yet now I can truly feel a difference. It is like as if the flow of energy is more in balance. Furthermore, my husband is astounded at the transformation in me. He tells me that I am much more relaxed, positive in my outlook, and vibrant in my demeanor rather than up in a heap like before. Your tips are simple yet produce such awe-inspiring results.
Thanks to you my life is now full of love and tranquility. Your instruction has enabled me to neutralize the negative energies in my home and work life while simultaneously attracting the positive energies, which has magnetize all elements in my life You are truly an inspirational person with talents that extend far beyond the professional realm. You have instilled an element of peace and tranquillity in me that far surpasses words. I humbly thank you for everything you have done.
Dervilla Griffin owner of Feng Shui Matters is considered by many to be one of the top Feng Shui Masters in service today. Her ideology is both intuitive and scientific as she possesses the psychic ability to connect with your home and those living there. Dervilla is also known as the "Hearing Feng Shui Master" due to her sensitive hearing and can calculate with precision the correct course of action needed to bring about genuine alignment both within the home and those dwelling there.
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